Case Reports

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Environment Agency v Thames Water Utilities Ltd, 21 December 2018

5 February 2019

Keywords: Management failings — sewage pollution — large fine

Environment Agency v Wessex Water, 23 November 2018

8 January 2019

On 23 November 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) announced that it had accepted an offer from Wessex Water following a series of sewage spills. It said that Wessex Water was owner and operator of a sewage treatment works near Swanage Bay, Dorset. Between 2016 and 2017, a series of sewage spillages occurred, where an estimated 142,000m3 of sewage was discharged into the sea.

Environment Agency v Ablebox Ltd, 7 November 2018

4 December 2018

Keywords: Watercourse — noxious pollution — employee actions — strict liability

Environment Agency v DEM (King’s Lynn) Ltd and Trevor William Sieley, 25 September 2018

6 November 2018

Keywords: Agricultural land — pollution — waste exemption

Environment Agency v Colson Transport Limited and Ryan Colson, 14 September 2018

16 October 2018

Nottingham Magistrates’ Court was told on 14 September 2018 that Ryan Colson, of Westfield Avenue, Heanor, Derbyshire, is the Director of Colson Transport Limited, a waste transfer company based at Bulwell Lane in Old Basford, Nottingham. In 2013, Mr Colson and his company took over the site from the previous operators. A working plan which covered the site was not updated, rendering it “inadequate”, the court was told.

Environment Agency v Euro Dyers Limited, 25 July 2018

12 September 2018

Keywords: textile industry — environmental permit

Environment Agency v Glebe Quarry Limited (t/a 1st Call Skips), 22 June 2018

31 July 2018

Keywords: Keywords: sanctions — hazardous waste — asbestos

Environment Agency v John Bruce, 11 May 2018

10 July 2018

Statute reference: Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010; Environmental Protection Act 1990; Water Resources Act 1991; Water Resources (Control of Pollution) (Silage, Slurry and Agricultural Fuel Oil) (England) Regulations 2010.

Environment Agency v Severn Trent Water Limited, 19 April 2018, Derby Crown Court

26 June 2018

Keywords: Keywords: hazardous chemical — pollution — significant fine

Environment Agency v Anglian Water, 14 March 2018

8 May 2018

On 14 March 2018, the Environment Agency (EA) announced that it had accepted an offer from Anglian Water following a water pollution incident in Bedfordshire.